After a video exhibiting a lady and her daughter being raped in Northwest Delhi went viral on social media, Delhi Police launched a probe and arrested three males, together with two of the alleged rapists and a 3rd man who allegedly shot the video. The ladies have been taken to a shelter house.
According to police, the incident passed off on the night time of December 29 and 30. “The crime had not been reported by the victims at first. It was only after the video surfaced that we made efforts to locate the 35-year-old woman and her 18-year-old daughter,” mentioned DCP (Northwest) Vijayanta Arya.
An officer mentioned the victims had been ragpickers.
“In view of the gravity of the case, multiple teams were constituted to trace the victims and accused… all police teams examined CCTV footage, local intelligence was collected, local enquiry was initiated at nearby bus stops, Metro stations, shelter homes… The victims were traced after great effort; their statements were recorded and medical examination was conducted. They said they were raped by two unknown persons…,” mentioned the DCP.
To hint the accused, suspected individuals between the ages of 20 and 30 had been examined based mostly on video footage and descriptions offered by the victims. “We narrowed down on a few people. After local inquiries, the accused were found,” mentioned an officer.
The victims later recognized the accused — the 2 attackers Sonu (22), a resident of Jahangirpuri, and Amit (24); and Ritik (18), a resident of JJ Colony Wazirpur, who took the video.
An FIR was registered beneath IPC sections 323 (voluntarily inflicting harm), 341 (wrongful restraint), 354 (prison pressure), 354C (voyeurism), 376 (rape), 509 (phrase, gesture or act supposed to insult modesty of a lady), 506 (prison intimidation) and 34 (acts carried out by a number of individuals in furtherance of widespread intention).
The DCP mentioned police are writing to social media platforms, together with YouTube, to make sure the video is taken down.